Kick-off: 1500, 28/08/2021
Stadium: London Stadium
West Ham sit top of the Premier League table courtesy of the eight goals they have fired in over the opening two weekends.
David Moyes’ side will be hoping to maintain their position at the head of affairs as they welcome Crystal Palace to the London Stadium.
The Hammers have bagged four in each of their ties so far and look worthy favourites at 4/7 as our first West Ham vs Crystal Palace prediction.
A Look At West Ham’s Betting Odds
Moyes’ men took advantage of a second-half capitulation from Newcastle on the opening weekend, before producing a clinical display at home to Leicester in the first Monday night fixture of the season.
That 4-1 battering of Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes set down a marker, as the Hammers look to prove last season’s sixth-place finish was no fluke.
Michail Antonio’s late brace took him to the top of West Ham’s all-time Premier League scoring charts and the in-form forward is 7/5 to get on the scoresheet again on Saturday afternoon.
With the Hammers full of goals, it may be wise to back them to give the Eagles a goal head-start and still come out on top at 6/4 from the West Ham vs Crystal Palace odds.
Last West Ham EPL line-up: Fabianski, Cresswell, Coufal, Dawson, Ogbonna, Fornals, Soucek, Rice, Antonio, Bowen, Benrahma.
The Hammers have no new injury concerns. Arthur Masuaku is the only absentee, with the wing-back due back from a knee injury after the international break.
A Look At Crystal Palace’s Betting Odds
It has been a chastening start for Patrick Vieira, who has taken over from Roy Hodgson in the Selhurst Park dugout.
An opening defeat at the hands of Chelsea was followed by a draw with Premier League new boys Brentford and the Eagles are one of only four sides yet to find the back of the net this term.
They also drew a blank when losing to Watford in EFL cup action in midweek and questions are already beginning to arise about Vieira’s aptitude for the task at hand.
The Eagles look early candidates for relegation and are at real risk of heading into the first international break without a victory or even a goal.
Star man Wilfried Zaha has looked pretty innocuous so far and, with a lack of creativity in the attacking third likely to prove their Achillies heel once again, 11/10 for the visitors not to score rounds off our West Ham vs Crystal Palace betting tips.
Last Palace EPL line-up: Guaita, Ward, Mitchell, Guehi, Andersen, Kouyate, Schlupp, McArthur, Gallagher, Zaha, Benteke.
Palace captain Luka Milivojevic will not feature despite returning to training – the midfielder has yet to play this season due to personal reasons. Nathan Ferguson, Ebere Eze (both Achilles) and Michael Olise (back) are also out.
WEST HAM 4-1 Leicester – Pablo Fornals, Said Benrahma, Michail Antonio (2)
Watford 1-0 CRYSTAL PALACE
Head-to-head: Crystal Palace 2-3 West Ham, West Ham 1-1 Crystal Palace, Crystal Palace 2-1 West Ham, West Ham 1-2 Crystal Palace
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